Chris Lynn falls early after Knight Riders restrict Royals to 160/8

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However, RR bowlers would try to encounter the opposition with every possible instinct in its home ground.

In today's match, Kolkata won the toss and made a decision to bowl first. However, within two overs, two of his big batsmen returned to the pavilion. Once both of them fell, some responsible batting from Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik ensured that Kolkata would go to register their 3rd win of the tournament.

Unadkat and co will be looking to get their campaign back on track as the Rajasthan Royals take on the Chennai Super Kings on Friday. Losing wickets at regular intervals, Rajasthan struggled to a score of 160 off their allotted 20 overs.

Kolkata's Nitish-Tom got 2-2 while Mavi, Kuldeep and Piyush took 1-1 wickets. After the setting of a modest target of 161 runs by the home side, Kolkata comfortably crossed the line in the 19th over at Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

In reply, Kolkata began well courtesy some excellent hitting by Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa, despite losing Chris Lynn in the first over. Captain Ajinkya Rahane also played his role, scoring 36 runs off 12 balls. Kartik contributed 42 while Nitish contributed 35 runs. Along with this victory Kolkata also came in the points table of winning.

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